US 1926 Battle of White Plains 2c.x25 S/S Scott. 630

US 1926 Battle of White Plains 2c.x25 S/S Scott. 630

Series: International Philatelic Exhibition, New York

Stamp details: Alexander Hamiltonís Battery, by Edmund Franklin Ward

Issued date: 18-10-1926 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 2c.x25

Emission: Commemorative
Format: Souvenir Sheet (S/S)
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 630
Stanley Gibbons (UK): MS645
Michel (Germany): BL1
Yvert et Tellier (France): BF1

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Flat Plate

Stamp Colors: Carmine rose
Perforation: Perf 11

Themes: Flags, Battle, Artillery

Total print: 107,398 (estimate)

Description:- The Battle of White Plains was a battle in the New York and New Jersey campaign of the American Revolutionary War, fought on October 28, 1776 near White Plains, New York. Following the retreat of George Washington's Continental Army northward from New York City, British General William Howe landed troops in Westchester County, intending to cut off Washington's escape route. Alerted to this move, Washington retreated farther, establishing a position in the village of White Plains but failed to establish firm control over local high ground. Howe's troops drove Washington's troops from a hill near the village; following this loss, Washington ordered the Americans to retreat farther north.

Later British movements chased Washington across New Jersey and into Pennsylvania. Washington then crossed the Delaware and surprised a brigade of Hessian troops in the December 26 Battle of Trenton.